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human rights day 2019

Human Rights Day 2019 – Legal Rights of Every Woman in India

Today is International Human Rights Day 2019 and the last day of the 16 days of activism campaign, which The CSR Journal has been commemorating with a special series of articles. It is a day for us to step up for human rights, and for women's rights in particular. The 16 Days of Activism Campaign...
anti-corruption day

International Anti-Corruption Day – Let’s Stand United Against Corruption

Corruption runs through the veins of India like a deadly virus, and what better way to talk about it than the International Anti-Corruption Day, which is observed today the world over.The global campaign United Against Corruption focuses on corruption as one of the biggest obstacles to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations...

Toxic Masculinity in Bollywood Movies

One of the first scenes in this year's superhit film Kabir Singh shows the titular character (portrayed by Shahid Kapoor) threatening a woman at knife-point to undress, so he can have sex with her. Worse, the scene is played for laughs. It's a classic example of the ever-present toxic masculinity in Bollywood movies, which...

Top CSR Initiatives for Marine Conservation in India

Collaborative platforms are necessary to address CSR initiatives in marine conservation, which forms SDG 14 (Life Below Water) of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal. Our oceans do not recognise political or international borders. Thus, we must deal with coastal and ocean issues internationally, using a collaborative strategy. Efforts by one company to prevent ocean...

Orange the World – Top 8 Feminist Books Everyone Must Read

What does the F word mean to you? If this question makes you confused or -- worse -- draws a blank, you haven't really given feminism a thought. We are currently experiencing fifth-wave feminism, and if you haven't figured out what feminism means to you, you're the kid learning the alphabet while your classmates...

We are working with 3.75 lakh children and young people: Jayant Rastogi, Global CEO, Magic Bus

Founded by Matthew Spacie in 1999, Magic Bus is one of the largest poverty alleviation programmes in India, working with more than 375,000 children and young people in 22 states and 77 districts of India. The organization equips children and young people in the age group of 12 to 18, with the skills and...

CSR Concerning International Day of Persons with Disabilities

An analysis of disclosures by listed companies reveals that the share of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) is a negligible 0.46 per cent of their employee base. What’s more, PwD representation in these companies has dropped — it was 0.47 per cent last year. Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Over the years,...

Orange the World – Rape Culture Prevalent In Offices

Are you encouraging the rape culture at your workplace by being a silent bystander? For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December, and under the umbrella of the Generation Equality campaign, UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign is calling upon people from...

Orange the World – Preventing Violence Against Girls

As we complete a week of the 16 Days campaign, we turn our attention to young and teenage girls. Clearly the place and value of girls in the family hierarchy is a key factor that underlies violence that girls face in their homes. Girls who survive through birth and early childhood, and who are not...

Common Minimum Programme – Tall Promises of Farmer Welfare, Inclusive Growth

As the coalition formed by the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress takes charge in Maharashtra, The CSR Journal takes a look at its Common Minimum Programme (CMP). Uddhav Thackeray, the coalition's leader, took oath as chief minister yesterday at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. We've learnt that there will be two...

Orange the World – Gender-based Violence Against Trans Community

A powerful ongoing photography exhibition at Sakshi art gallery in Mumbai is portraying the lives of India’s transgender community as part of the international 16 Days of Activism campaign with the theme "Orange the World". The show -- which opened on the first day of the campaign -- is presented by UN Women, Istituto...

#FreeToFeed – Baby Feeding Centre at Railway Station for Travelling Moms

All women and their children should be free to breastfeed in public, anytime, anywhere. Breastfeeding has amazing health benefits for both mother and child. For toddlers, having breast milk for the initial six months is mandatory because of the nutrition quotient present in the milk. This helps the toddler to build a healthy immune...

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